<p>Damon Wayans Jr. will be hanging with Zooey Deschanel for the rest of this &quot;New Girl&quot;&nbsp;season.</p>

Damon Wayans Jr. will be hanging with Zooey Deschanel for the rest of this "New Girl" season.

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Damon Wayans Jr. to stick with 'New Girl' all season

The cancellation of 'Happy Endings' allowed the reunion from the 'New Girl' pilot

Damon Wayans Jr. will be sticking around "New Girl" for the rest of this season.

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<p>Andy Samberg in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Andy Samberg in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - '48 Hours'

When is Jake Peralta going to stop acting like a 12-year-old?

A quick review of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as my mouth smells like rotten trout milk...

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<p>Ian De Caestecker as Fitz in &quot;Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.&quot;</p>

Ian De Caestecker as Fitz in "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD."

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Review: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'FZZT'

Simmons contracts an alien virus in the show's most promising episode so far

A review of last night's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" coming up just as soon as I menacingly offer you a cookie...

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<p>On &quot;New Girl,&quot;&nbsp;the guys celebrate the return of Damon Wayans Jr. as Coach.</p>

On "New Girl," the guys celebrate the return of Damon Wayans Jr. as Coach.

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Coach'

Damon Wayans Jr. returns, but fellow guest star Taye Diggs provides the biggest laughs

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I throw pizza at seagulls...

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<p>Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens on &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens on "Justified."

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'Justified,' 'Archer,' 'Chozen' part of FX winter schedule

'Archer' moves to Monday, and 'The Americans' premiere date is TBD

FX has announced a winter schedule that again has "Justified" on Tuesdays starting in January, "Archer" moving to Mondays around the same time, and "The Americans" debuting a bit later. And "Chozen," which was set to be the first brand-new series to debut on spin-off channel FXX, will instead be paired with "Archer" on the mothership, while repackaged episodes of "Da Ali G Show" will wind up on FXX with "Legit."

Let's go one at a time:

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<p>Josh Radnor as Ted in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Josh Radnor as Ted in "How I Met Your Mother."

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Lighthouse'

Robin and Barney's mom cook eggs, and your humble critic takes a 'HIMYM' break

A review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" — and many thoughts on why this will be the last regular "HIMYM" review by me as of now — coming up just as soon as I go stag to Coin-Con...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 209

Dan and Alan also discuss 'SNL' diversity and whether there's a TV version of the Mendoza Line

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The all-"Breaking Bad" edition of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast still exists at some indeterminate point in our future, boys and girls, but in the meantime, Dan and I did a more traditional installment this week, including discussing the return of "Mike & Molly" — which really turns into a long discussion of movie stars working in TV and vice versa — checking in on "Sleepy Hollow" and "Parenthood," and answering several of the excellent questions you guys submitted over the past week. (Please keep 'em coming!) And please vote for us in the Podcast Awards.

The rundown:

The New "Mike & Molly" (00:00:50 - 00:18:50)
"Sleepy Hollow" (00:18:50 - 00:32:40)
Listener Mail: Hattie & "Parenthood" (00:33:05 - 00:45:30)
Listener Mail: Race & "SNL" (00:45:35 - 00:54:55)
Listener Mail: TV's Mendoza Line: (00:55:00 - 00:59:30)

 

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
 
 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
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<p>Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell in &quot;Mike &amp;&nbsp;Molly.&quot;</p>

Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell in "Mike & Molly."

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Will the 'new' 'Mike & Molly' make Melissa McCarthy a TV star?

Do movie stars automatically become TV stars? And do stars even matter in TV?

I'm not sure I've heard the word "new" thrown around as often in a marketing campaign for a show entering its fourth year as I have for "Mike & Molly" — or, as all the CBS promos have dubbed it, "The New Mike & Molly" — which returns tonight at 9. Though the ads don't entirely hide the fact that this is a show that has existed for several years, we're told over and over about all that's new about the new "Mike & Molly," as if emphasizing that thought enough might subconsciously convince the audience that this is a first-time debut.

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<p>John Goodman, Clark Johnson and friends in Amazon's &quot;Alpha House.&quot;</p>

John Goodman, Clark Johnson and friends in Amazon's "Alpha House."

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Binge or hold? Amazon tries both with 'Alpha House'

John Goodman political comedy will debut with three episodes at once, then go weekly

Back in the spring, Amazon tried to find a solution to the TV business' broken series development process by crowd-sourcing reaction to a group of new comedy pilots (some for adults, some for kids). All of the traditional networks do audience focus testing of their pilots, but not on this scale: all of the pilots were available to anyone with a good internet connection.  Decisions on which shows would be picked up would be based in part on how highly Amazon's customers rated them, and how many rated them, period.

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<p>Michael Sheen and Caitlin FitzGerald in &quot;Masters of Sex.&quot;</p>

Michael Sheen and Caitlin FitzGerald in "Masters of Sex."

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Brave New World'

Allison Janney is fantastic as Mrs. Scully turns to Masters and Johnson for help

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I turn you in for 12-year-old library fines...

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